Beauty, Hair, Obsessions — Air Wave
If you were to ask me to name my favorite styling tool – not just of the moment, but maybe ever – I would, without missing a beat, tell you it’s the Remington Emi Air Wave, which has an attachment at the end of their blow dryer that helps to create loose, wavy hair a la Gisele Bundchen and Blake Lively. This product is new, but the concept is so simple and elegant that I wonder why no one else has come out with one before.
The makers of the Air Wave probably assumed (correctly) that even if their consumers did have the skills of a professional hair stylist, they don’t always have the time/ effort/ products/ money it takes to wrangle with a curling iron. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have styling skills, but this Air Wave can be used by anyone who can hold a blow dryer still because it does 100% of the work for you and creates beautiful, carefree waves and curls every time.
The Air Wave is a funnel-like attachment that forces the air from the blow dryer out in such a way that it creates a tornado effect inside the funnel and therefore, spinning and twisting your hair around itself – the same way that a stylist does with his finger. You can control the size of your waves by either putting in smaller sections (1 in.) or larger sections. The heat not only helps set the style, but dries your hair as well, making this one of the most useful multi-taskers in hair styling history. I’m spoiled by using a T3 as my standard dryer and being used to a 5 minute blow dry from start to finish. The Remington doesn’t have the same technology as the T3, but the tornado effects wrings out your hair and thereby drastically reduces drying time. In 10-15 minutes not only do you get your hair from just showered to dry, you also get such effortless waves that would make Blake Lively jealous. Every. Single. Time.
Naturally I have thick and straight hair (see here, though that is after a blow out), but I’ve heard reports from my friends that this works just as well on curly haired ladies. So far, I’ve had this for just over a couple of weeks and I’ve already converted four of my friends. They are all believers. And I love that it’s accessible for everyone. The attachment and the Remington blow dryer is available for only $30 at your local drugstore or drugstore.com.
Edit: Below is a picture of me after I Air Waved my hair, using only the Remington as well as b&b lotion. Make sure to use some styling product in your damp hair before you start- it will help you retain the style. I usually first put 1in sections in and then put them in again in thicker chunks to finish off. Dry your roots first and make sure your hair is completely dry and don’t forget to shake out your twists!